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PHX vs PHI Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Phoenix Suns vs Philadelphia 76ers

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PHX vs PHI Dream11: NBA heads towards the Playoffs window at a steady rate and we are bound to see only more intense battles once we reach the Playoffs. But before that, we have a decent slate of games remaining and these games are no less than the Playoffs for the teams that are looking to seal a high spot in the Playoffs or are looking to sneak into the Play-in tournament. So, as we head towards the Postseason, there will be times making one last desperate dash to ensure their qualification. There is one squad that has built its superiority in the form of the Phoenix Suns will meet up-against title contenders Philadelphia 76ers.

What can you say about the Suns! They have built such a huge distance from others that even if they lose the rest of the games(they won’t), they will end up grabbing the best record in the league. They have certainly a high standard and their Guards, Forwards, and Center all look primed to make a deep postseason run.

While the 76ers aren’t as deep as the Suns, they have a huge duo in the quiver. While Harden can get the team going with his playmaking, rebounding, and scoring, Embiid provides equally impressive scoring, rebounding, and is a huge factor on the defensive end. They will surely be a force in the Playoffs and the East must be wary of them.

Host: Phoenix Suns
Visitors: Philadelphia 76ers
Match Timing: 28 March, @ 03:30 AM
Venue: FootPrint Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Suns: The standards are too high!

The Suns have claimed 60 wins so far and they have set such a high bar that it will be difficult for a first-round team in the Playoffs to see them off. Their superiority has been a result of the well-crafted roster than was in the Finals last season. The presence of Chris Paul alone has helped transform the game-style and from being an iso-heavy squad in the past season, this team has shared the ball well, which is usually the mantra for a successful team.

Devin Booker has been not only scoring a ton of points but he has become an all-around two-way threat at this point. Mikal Bridges began the season on a bang and is also ending it on a bang, showcasing his tremendous evolution. Crowder gives toughness to the team while Deandre Ayton ceaselessly fights in the paint and has been a huge two-way factor. The Suns have their eyes set on the championship, can anyone block their vision?

76ers: In the right direction

The fall of Miami Heat has vacated a window for the 76ers from where they can end up as the top team in the Conference. They are on a three-game winning streak and a win here against the Suns can be a momentum-changer. As the team seeks glory this season, the East can’t be discounted because the Celtics, Heat, and the Bucks can all unlock a higher level of the game during the Playoffs. While the team certainly lacks bench depth and relies way too much on starters, the starting balance is impressive. With Harden and Embiid, there is no shortage of points, rebounding, and assists.

Maxey and Harris can find open lanes with these two occupying most of the defense and there is no doubt that it will be the performance from these two that can determine the 76ers’ postseason course. Matisse Thybulle will also be huge as a perimeter defender during the Playoffs. The bench lacks depth but Georges Niang has shown promise as a perimeter shooter. The 76ers will wish that both Harden and Embiid are active during the Playoffs.

Phoenix Suns (1st spot in West) | Philadelphia 76ers (1st spot in East)
Games: 74 | 73
Wins: 60 | 46
Defeats: 14 | 27

Phoenix Suns vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Philadelphia 76ers Team News

  • No injuries to report at the time of writing

Sixers Expected Starting Five
Forward: PF: Tobias Harris
Middle: C: Joel Embiid
Guards: SG: Matisse Thybulle | PG: James Harden| PG: Tyrese Maxey

BENCH: Georges Niang, Furkan Korkmaz, Paul Millsap, DeAndre Jordan, Isaiah Joe, Aaron Henry, Charles Bassey, Charlie Brown Jr., Braxton Key, Myles Powell, Aaron Johnson.

Phoenix Suns Team News

  • Dario Saric remains OUT for an indefinite period.
  • Frank Kaminsky is OUT and remains without a timetable for a comeback.
  • Cameron Johnson is OUT for the game.
  • Gabriel Lundberg is OUT for the game

Suns Expected Starting Five
Wings/Forwards: PF: Jae Crowder | SF: Mikal Bridges
Middle: C: Deandre Ayton
Guard: SG: Devin Booker | PG: Chris Paul

BENCH: Elfrid Payton, Cameron Payne, Landry Shamet, Bismack Biyombo, Torrey Craig, Javale McGee, Aaron Holiday, Ismail Wainright.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Devin Booker(PHX)
Points: 49
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 10
Steals: 03
Blocks: 01

Guard Booker continues to make persistent claims to the MVP award through his riveting scoring and also highly improved playmaking and defense. The Guard has mostly been in 28-36 points, 4-7 assists, and 3-4 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 43-63

Joel Embiid(PHI)
Points: 27
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 02
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01
Big Joel continues to be a huge factor when it comes to scoring, rebounding, and defensive end, always lifting the mood of the team. Joel has mostly been in 26-33 points, 9-14 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks/steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-54

Chris Paul(PHX)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 13
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01

Point Guard Paul returned after a month-long absence and did what he does usually, share the ball at a high clip and also drain some shots. He has mostly been in 14-19 points and 9-15 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-41

James Harden(PHI)
Points: 29
Rebounds: 15
Assists: 07
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01
Guard James has been one of the best all-around players for most of his career and there is a reason why he has been the two-times MVP. He has helped pick 76ers their game and the Guard has usually been in 21-26 points, 7-12 assists, 6-9 rebounds, and 1-3 steals range. He is usually a candidate for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-54

Deandre Ayton(PHX)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 00
Steals: 01
Center Deandre will be huge in terms of clogging the paint, grabbing big-time rebounds, scoring in the paint, and also playing some effective defense. The big has mostly been in 16-23 points and 10-14 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-36

Tyrese Maxey(PHI)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 01
Steals: 02
Blocks: 02
Guard Maxey has been pounding a decent number of points and will play a huge role once the Postseason arrives. The youngster has mostly been in the 15-21 points range when playing with Harden.
Expected Fantasy Points Range:  17-32

PHX vs PHI DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Mikal Bridges(PHX) had 22 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. Wing Mikal has not only been a pesky defender but his offensive game has been also shining these days. The Forward has mostly been in 16-22 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
  • Tobias Harris(PHI) had 12 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Big Forward Harris has been getting it done as the scorer, rebounder, and defender. He has usually been in 12-14 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
  • Jae Crowder(PHX) had 12 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Big Forward Jae has been getting on both ends of the floor, usually being in 9-12 points, 4-6 rebounds and 1-2 steals/blocks range.
  • Cameron Payne(PHX) had 9 points, 5 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. Guard Payne did a brilliant job when Paul went out, and now that he is back, a 6-9 points and 4-6 assists range can be expected.
  • Matisse Thybulle(PHI) had 13 points, 1 rebound, 3 steals in the last game. Perimeter defender Matisse has done well and has mostly been in 5-10 points and 1-3 steals/blocks range.
  • Torrey Craig(PHX) had 8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block in the last game. Returnee Craig gives quality minutes as the Forward who can get boards and also dip in some points. He can be expected to be in 5-8 points and 5-9 rebounds range.
  • Georges Niang(PHI) had 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in the last game. Sharpshooter Georges has mostly been in the 9-13 points range.
  • Danny Green(PHI) had 8 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound in the last game. Perimeter defender Danny has usually been in 3-6 points range.
  • Deandre Jordan(PHI) had 2 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Center Jordan has mostly been in the 5-9 rebounds range.
  • Shake Milton(PHI) had 7 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds in the last game. Guard Shake has seen a dip in his minutes but did play for a decent duration in the last two games.
  • Furkan Korkmaz(PHI) had 3 points in the last game. This has been a tough season for Furkan, that is why his minutes have been reduced.

PHX vs PHI Dream11 Lineup

PG: C Paul
SG:  J Harden(SP), D Booker(PP)
SF: M Bridges, M Thybulle
PF: J Crowder, T Craig
C:   D Jordan
(Team 1, Most recommended, gives a lot of assists and points both)

PG: C Paul
SG: D Booker(SP)
SF: M Bridges, M Thybulle
PF: J Crowder, G Niang
C:   D Jordan, J Embiid(PP)
(Team 2)

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Isn’t it breathtaking to watch the loaded Suns in operation or the Embiid-Harden duo dominating oppositions! In not the most encouraging piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this match can’t be witnessed on streaming services JIO TV and Voot, the two designated streaming platforms for NBA viewers in India. So what route can you take to follow this game? Go to the website of NBA and get the NBA League Pass or download it on your phone then purchase the annual subscription (599 rupees per year), which gives you access to all live games while you also can get the full game replay if you are unable to watch the live stream. To know the scores, stats, and news, visit the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.